On Exhibit Now
Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964
September - December 2019
This bilingual exhibit explores the little-known story of the Bracero Program, the largest guest worker program in U.S. history. Between 1942 and 1964, millions of Mexican men came to the U.S. on short-term labor contracts.
Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program was organized by the National Museum of American History in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. All photographs by Leonard Nadal.
In addition, learn more about farmworkers in Florida today and their impact on agriculture.
Picking Tomatoes in Manatee County
Courtesy of Manatee County Public Library Historical Digital Collections